John Paczkowski

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A New Microsoft Windows Ad, I Suppose?

I’m not sure which is more humiliating, the fact that the opening ceremony for this year’s Olympics in China culminated with the unwitting projection of the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) onto the roof of the National Stadium, presumably in full view of Microsoft (MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates, who was in the audience. Or that the organizers of the event decided to run Windows XP, and not Vista, on their PCs and were happy to explain why. Said Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing about Vista, “If it’s not stable, it could have some problems.”

Perhaps this is all part of that new Vista ad campaign, the “Mojave Experiment”

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Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work